Located in a rustic red barn, Keepsake Cottage Fabrics’ inviting atmosphere includes a patchwork quilt garden.
Vaulted ceilings allow owner Julie Stewart to display a bounty of eye-catching quilts.
Front row, from left: Joyce Zivojnovich, Kay Hobby, Julie Stewart (owner), Lisa Durst, and Noel Cole; middle row: Patty Kuprewicz and Kay Harris; back row: Faith Burgher, Jan Hascall, and Diane Wing.
Bolts of pretty prints and solids are organized by color, making it easy to mix and match fabrics.
Nearly all the quilts in this display begin with precuts, either 5” squares or 2-1/2“ strips. Precuts are popular at Keepsake Cottage Fabrics.
Owner Julie Stewart showcases sample quilts high on the shop walls. Keepsake Cottage Fabrics stocks 10,000 bolts of fabric.
Fat quarters of 1930s prints are rolled and ready for the taking.
Shop owner Julie Stewart designed Go for the Gold, a throw featuring Rob Peter to Pay Paul blocks, for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2013 magazine.
Using two layers of batting to accentuate the quilting, Pam Cole machine-quilted an eight-ray star pattern in each block center. She added rounded zigzags in the cream print pieces and stitched in the ditch around the curved edges. She stitched arcs in the corner and setting triangles to mimic curves in the blocks. In the corner and setting triangles and the border Pam stitched parallel rays of varying lengths.